This service also has its own website which you can visit for more information: www.mhcarersupport.co.uk
Who we’re here for
We work with people who are caring for someone with mental health issues in South Tyneside.
We know that caring for someone experiencing mental ill-health can sometimes be tough. This is why we provide free emotional and practical support to carers, helping them to cope with these demands and also be able to ‘have a life of their own’.
The support we offer
We are here for adult carers, whether you are supporting another adult, a child, or a young person.
If you need a listening ear or information to help you make decisions, we’re only a phone call away. We can provide:
- One-off emotional support over the phone
- Help with finding information
- A range of support to help you get a better balance in life
- Opportunities to meet with others in a similar situation
Mental ill-health can be a one-off episode, intermittent, or long-term. Whether you are dealing with a new situation or have been supporting someone for a long time, our aim is to be there when you need support.
We work closely with other community groups and statutory services, in order to ensure that the voice of mental health carers is heard, and that people are involved in consultation on local and national decision-making policies around carer’s issues.
We work in close partnership with:
- Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Trust.
- South Tyneside Adult Carers Service.
- Sunderland Carers’ Centre at the Carers’ Information Hub at Hopewood Park Hospital.
We also work alongside nursing staff who are identified as Carers’ Champions, to provide information sharing sessions relevant to carers issues, in order to give staff a better understanding of the important role the carer plays in the treatment of the person that they care for.
How to access the service
If you live in South Tyneside and care for someone with a mental health issue, you are eligible for this service.
Just give us a call on 0191 217 2934 and we’ll take it from there.
Referrals are also accepted from any health and social care professional.
Phone: 0191 217 2934